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A Focus on Carpets

This museum is tucked away just off the main Ataturk Boulevard. It calls itself a museum of... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2015
Paul Z
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Ottawa, Canada
Fascinating and meditative

The presentation of these antique rugs was really well done. Some rugs are really worn down and... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Rego S
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San Francisco, California
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31 Oct 2016
“Fascinating and meditative”
27 Oct 2015
“A Focus on Carpets”
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The presentation of these antique rugs was really well done. Some rugs are really worn down and damaged, but I imagine that's part of the charm as well. I could spend a long time here.

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Reviewed 27 October 2015

This museum is tucked away just off the main Ataturk Boulevard. It calls itself a museum of Religious Foundation Works, but this is primarily carpets used for praying at mosques throughout Turkey. The carpets are displayed on hanging racks, laid out in pull out drawers...More

Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 4 June 2015

it is not known well yet there are many unique carpets and kilims. it is ike the one in Istanbul. the carpets are very nice and exceptional. gorgeous carpets not many visitors so quite visit. take the photos of carpets and keep them forever for...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2015

Maybe due to its hidden location between two other buildings, it is one of the most unknown museums of Ankara. But actually it has a very valuable collection of handwritten books, carpets, kilims from the centuries ago. It is located just across the Opera Building...More

2  Thank oguzabi
Reviewed 21 July 2014

It is well worth your time to visit the Vakif Eserleri, it is NOT on the tour bus route so crowds will not be a problem! We enjoyed all of the collection but in particular found the historic manuscripts particularly unique and fascinating. The artistry...More

3  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 25 December 2013

What a great place to see ancient doors, rugs, manuscripts. I learned a lot about the Ottoman Empire.

2  Thank LoveBolivia
Reviewed 21 September 2013

This small museum houses outstanding examples of prayer rugs, carpets, candlesticks, carved wood doors and manuscripts dating throughout Ottoman history all saved from mosques and religious institutions under the protection of foundations. The display is excellent and interactive: walk on the huge mosque carpets under...More

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